Writers’ Circle TO

Writers’ Circle TO, Fall 2016!

In-Person Online Sessions — Limited Enrolment                                                           
Inspiring and accessible sessions designed
to keep you writing and exploring.
Full Session Descriptions Here

Words Matter: some posts on craft and the work


WCTO writers revising their scene while others are being shot.

Registration: thom@thomvernon.com

Location: Downtown Toronto

Class-size: 8-10 writers max.


WCTO writers’ with professional crew & actors on-set watching the filming of their scenes.

Luckily, writing is a craft and art that can be learned by doing it. But many writers lack an on-going focused environment in which to take their work to the next level. Led by writer/performer/educator  thom vernon, the Writers’ Circle TO is a unique and safe workshop environment designed to be accessible to creative writers: screenwriters, play writers, fiction writers, essayists and others (1-person shows, memoirists, etc.). Participation is by invitation only.

Check out what people have said about thom’s classes and the drop-down menu above to get a taste of some of the topics we work on in the Circle. We take it all on: Backstory, Subtext, Double-entendre, ethnicities, geographies and maybe even a little quantum physics. We’re here for you to spread those wings and move that pen.

During each session, we focus on one of the key elements of the craft of writing. These include Story, Plot, Logic, Character, Setting, Rhythm, Dialogue and Revision amongst others. These elements will be modeled and then practiced through presentations, exercises, learning strategies and workshopping.

Our goal is to unleash the author in each writer. Good writers‘author’, according to Barthes, while others transcribe, or write. Authoring implies an authenticity, an amplification of meaning, that is not found in transcription. Readers of creative writing want unique experiences which only come when their emotions engage with our authoring. These sessions will teach you the tools and techniques to achieve ‘authoring’. They will leave writers refreshed, inspired and eager to enter their work.

In each session, we will critically discuss participant work.

thom will offer feedback in several ways: 1-1 sessions, .pdf-embedded, screencasts. While no participant is required to submit work for feedback, the Writers’ Circle TO is a rare opportunity to engage with a professional writer and a select community of peers.

Enrolment is required for entire session via email transfer, cash or cheque.

To apply for participation,email thom@thomvernon.com. Include your contact information, the genre that you’re working in and any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks!

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